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Enabling direct interactions between governments, elected officials and citizens is an important part of Facebook’s mission to make the world more open and connected. We do this by building tools that help people around the world be informed voters in the lead up to elections, and by helping them find, follow and connect with the people that represent them in government.

Ahead of the important General Elections 2019 in India, CrowdTangle has created a public live display for anyone to track what verified political parties and elected representatives are posting on Facebook. If you are a political party or elected official and want to be included in the display, you need to become verified. You can email govsupport@fb.com to request verification.

Once you’re viewing the public live display, the leaderboards make it easy to keep up with trending content and track the performance of elected representatives and political parties. You can pull up the displays on a big screen in your office, inside an election coverage room or on a TV or desktop computer. Because the displays are public, you can share the link with anyone, but they can only be viewed — they can’t be edited.

What is CrowdTangle?
CrowdTangle was acquired by Facebook in late 2016 and is a social media discovery and analytics platform.

Who can access CrowdTangle?
Media organizations and publishers can access CrowdTangle and its features for free. Right now, these features are not available to non-media organizations, but anyone can access public live displays (like the one we created for General Elections 2019 in India) in addition to CrowdTangle’s most popular product — their Chrome Extension. The extension makes it easy to see how often a link has been shared, who shared it and what they said.

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